On the occasion of Pakistan Day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter told Prime Minister Imran Khan that his country wants cordial relations with the Pakistani people.

A letter written by Narendra Modi to Imran Khan, dated March 22, was conveyed to the Prime Minister by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad through the Foreign Office.

Indian PM Modi writes a letter to PM Imran Khan
Indian PM Modi writes a letter to PM Imran Khan | PC: AFP

In his letter, Narendra Modi congratulated the people of Pakistan on Pakistan Day.

“India, as a neighboring country, wants cordial relations with the people of Pakistan, which requires a climate of trust, free from terrorism and hostility,” the Indian prime minister wrote.

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He also expressed good wishes for the Prime Minister and the people of Pakistan to tackle the Corona epidemic and termed the virus as a difficult time for humanity.

It is to be noted that this development has come to the fore after the statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he had said that India must now take the first step to improve relations with Pakistan.

Addressing the first two-day security dialogue in Islamabad, he said, “We are trying but India has to take the first step and we cannot move forward unless it does.”

Addressing the function, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had said that stable Pak-India relations were the key to harnessing the potential of South and Central Asia by connecting East and West Asia, but that capability remains a hostage between the two nuclear-capable neighbors.

He said that the Kashmir issue was its basis and it was important to understand that without a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, there would be a risk of derailment due to political reasons.

“We believe that it is time to bury the past and move forward. The responsibility for resolving issues through meaningful dialogue now rests with India. Our neighboring country must create a conducive environment, especially in occupied Kashmir,” he said.

It may be recalled that the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India had agreed to address each other’s fundamental issues and concerns, which lead to disturbance of peace and violence.

The two sides agreed to adhere strictly to all agreements, treaties, and ceasefires on the LOC and all other sectors.

Both sides stressed that the existing hotline communication procedures and border flag meetings would be used to resolve any unforeseen situations and misunderstandings.

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